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28 August 2017

Welcoming Johannesburg

Posted in Decor and Style

By Camilla Swart

We set off early on Sunday 6 August on our journey to Decorex Johannesburg 2017.  A very long drive lay ahead – symbolic of our journey to Decorex exhibiting in total.  Fortunately, no murders were committed and no speed fines incurred in the course of the drive, and soon we were concentrating on our Tom-Tom’s directions to the apartment we had rented.

The two days that preceded the opening of the exhibition at Gallagher Convention centre were frantic.  There was much Gautrain’ing, Uber’ing and shopping.  Hard work and amazing co-operation from our agents and furniture suppliers characterised these pre-show days.  The absolute dedication from Johann and Ernie du Toit, Ronel Currin and the teams from Blockhouse, Ultimate Mattress, Persepolis and Incanda who helped us set up the stand.  The result was FABULOUS!  Our products were showcased beautifully and the stand at Decorex drew very favourable comments and many compliments.

 

28 August 2017

Put a spring in your step

Posted in Decor and Style

 Put a spring in

By Camilla Swart

September in the Southern Hemisphere is all about spring. Spring is in the air. Sometimes it is a chilly spring, and our optimism about summer’s arrival is quenched by rain showers and snow.

How to welcome spring into your home?  Easy, have a look at your mattress! We have all seen mattress advertisements of the gazelle-like leaps out of bed. Incredibly these can become reality with a few basic checks. 

01 August 2017

Decorex - Our Journey to Johannesburg

Posted in Decor and Style

 By Camilla Swart

My to-do lists have been made since we exhibited at the Cape Town Decorex show, but I think that this is going to be a very different experience from the Cape Town exhibition. We had follow up, post-mortem and strategy meetings in order to clear our minds and prepare for the Johannesburg Decorex show.

Decorex will be held at the Gallagher Convention centre and stretches across many halls. The Linen Drawer stand is in Hall 5 and we are in stand L24. It is a corner stand so we are not easy to miss. 

28 July 2017

Longer Nights & Shorter Days

Posted in General Information

Winter used to be a time of hardship and suffering, characterised by starvation and death. Fortunately, that is no longer the case, and enjoying the winter months is a very real option for many of us.  With this in mind, may I make a few suggestions for filling the rather short winter days and long evenings?

28 June 2017

Midwinter Celebrations

Posted in Tabling

By Camilla Swart

MIDWINTER - A time of the solstice – the longest night and shortest day.  A time when the rhythm of time and days is subtly slowed and altered.  A time of sharing and feasting. A celebration of the solstice as the days lengthen from then onwards.  A time for connecting with our loved ones and families in celebration of life and living. A time of quiet reflection and the promise of future growth.

07 June 2017

As Snug as a June Bug

Posted in General Information

By Camilla Swart

June in South Africa is a month marked by Youth Day and Father’s Day.

Father’s Day is an opportunity for us to honour the dedication and love that our fathers have shown us.  Fatherhood does not necessarily have to be biological, and many of my friends have benefitted from having a wonderful ‘father’ in their lives.

Actually the month of June is named after the Roman goddess Juno.  She was a very important deity and was the patroness of marriage, partnerships, protector of the state and wise counsellor.

11 May 2017

Greenery - More than just a colour?

Posted in General Information

By Camilla Swart

Decorating with green. The month of May is usually not one we South Africans associate with the colour green.  In the Western Cape it is autumn, and often cloudy with rain and wind. Inland the first frosty mornings, with leaves turning shades of reds and browns, announce that winter is on its way.

 

 

07 May 2017

Snuggle up this Winter

Posted in Your Comfort

By Camilla Swart

Winter chills are here to stay for the next few months.  Whether they are a result of the rain and snow, or freezing frost and icy winds, they are not to be taken lightly.  At Linen Drawer we can help to ward off the cold with our range of soft, snuggly blankets, throws and bedding.

17 April 2017

Hold my Heart Forever

Posted in General Information

By Camilla Swart

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short time, but their hearts forever” – Unknown

The quote above encompasses what being a mother is all about.  The month of May is named after Maia, the Greek goddess of fertility, nuturing and growth. In the Christian tradition the month of May is named after the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ.

During the month of May we honour our mothers and are reminded of what motherhood means. Click here to see how we can help you find that perfect gift for the special mother in your life.

30 March 2017

Ready for the Big Chill?

Posted in Your Comfort

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 By Camilla Swart

The approach of winter always makes me feel a little sad. Summer is like a good friend; accepting, cheerful, uncomplicated and sometimes overly warm.  Winter has a completely different feel – apart from the obvious temperature difference- more like a friend whom you really like, but are just a little less at ease with, someone who keeps you on your toes and challenges you daily.

22 March 2017

Embracing our Dark Side

Posted in Decor and Style

By Camilla Swart

 

 

 

 

This year Linen Drawer has the opportunity to exhibit at Decorex.  We will be exhibiting in both Cape Town and Johannesburg.  It would be a proper understatement to say that we are excited about this.  We are vibrating, apprehensive, scared, unsure, vibrating again, excited, shivering, scared, determined and losing our collective minds!  Why?  Well, we decided not to employ the services of ‘stand builder/planner’ but to go it alone.  Truly a venture into the dark side….

16 March 2017

Pure Linen - Best Laundering Tips

Posted in How to care for your products

By Camilla Swart

 

Pure linen is currently the subject of conversation on so many platforms.  It is one of the most healthful and comfortable choices for bed linen, and many of our customers are choosing it because of these facts. Want to know how  to get the best out of your pure linen bed linen?

13 March 2017

What are you sleeping under?

Posted in Bed Linen

By Camilla Swart

Your bed companions are a private matter, but which bedding you are sleeping under is our immediate concern.   At Linen Drawer we take sleeping comfort very seriously.  It is our mission to ensure that your sleep experience is comfortable and healthy.

28 February 2017

Linen - What you need now

Posted in General Information

By Camilla Swart

Pure linen is the ultimate fabric of choice when matching the need for both comfort and style. It is the oldest fabric used by man, having being produced by civilizations far older than the ancient Egyptians. Its strength has literally stood the test of time – linen fabric was used by the Egyptians to wrap around their mummies before placing them in the tombs. During excavations, the fabric has been found intact in tombs dating back centuries B.C.

23 February 2017

Al Fresco Cool

Posted in Tabling

By Camilla Swart

Sweltering – the only word to describe the Western Cape at this time of year, and much of the country as well.  In Paarl, at Linen Drawer, all the fans are working full time and there is constant traffic to the fridge to fetch cold water for hot and thirsty staff. 

Hot days are followed by warm nights and that’s when the fun starts. It is the time of al fresco dining.  Late sunsets are followed by balmy evenings; no wind, a slight cooling of the air and the only place to be is outside – dining and enjoying the wonderful summer evenings.  These are the times for counting of blessings and immersing ourselves in the absolute fullness of summer.

Of course these evenings are an excuse to bring out the beautiful Linen Drawer tabling http://www.linendrawer.co.za/linen-drawer-tabling - see some photos below:

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